Associate Professor Ling Yang
- Assessment of the role of EBV infection in aetiology of nasopharyngeal and gastric cancers in Chinese adults CRUK STUDENTSHIP AVAILABLE
- Chronic infection, host immunity and risk of cancer (MRC PHRU)
- Chronic infection, host immunity, and disease risk
- Female reproductive history and risks of cancer and other diseases in a prospective cohort study of 300,000 Chinese women
- Genomic analysis of reproductive health in Chinese populations
Ling Yang qualified in Medicine at South-Eastern University (China) in 1995 then gained her MSc in Bio-statistics in 1998 there, and her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Tampere (Finland) in 2005.
Before moving to the University of Oxford in 2007, she worked at the Chinese Academy of Medical Science (CAMS) and Ministry of Health in Beijing (China), WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon (IARC/WHO, France) and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). She is a senior epidemiologist at CTSU and MRC PHRU, and leads the long-term follow-up working group, women health and infection & cancer research groups in the China Kadoorie Biobank study.
Ling’s main research focus are on women’s reproductive health, chronic infection and environmental causes of chronic diseases (especially cancer) based on large scale cohort studies, and evidence-based medicine using large national disease surveillance and risk factors survey data to provide strategies for chronic disease prevention and control in developing countries.
External validation of models for predicting risk of colorectal cancer using the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Abhari RE. et al, (2022), BMC Med, 20
Place of death and phenomenon of going home to die in Chinese adults: A prospective cohort study.
Weng L. et al, (2022), Lancet Reg Health West Pac, 18
Associations of toothbrushing behaviour with risks of vascular and nonvascular diseases in Chinese adults.
Zhuang Z. et al, (2021), Eur J Clin Invest, 51
The relative and attributable risks of cardia and non-cardia gastric cancer associated with Helicobacter pylori infection in China: a case-cohort study.
Yang L. et al, (2021), Lancet Public Health, 6, e888 - e896
A large-scale genome-wide association analysis of lung function in the Chinese population identifies novel loci and highlights shared genetic aetiology with obesity.
Zhu Z. et al, (2021), Eur Respir J, 58